Workers have a statutory entitlement to 5.6 weeks' leave a year, during which they are entitled to be paid their normal pay. Recent case law developments have changed what may be regarded as "normal" and employers must now consider whether or not overtime and commission should be included in holiday pay.
We discuss the latest developments in employment law, including Brexit, the Trade Union Act, gender pay gap reporting and the apprenticeship levy.
We provide a mid-year round-up of the key legal developments for employers, including the Trade Union Act, gender pay gap reporting, public-sector exit payments, the apprenticeship levy and the latest position on holiday pay cases.
The "Brexit" referendum on whether or not the UK should withdraw from the European Union takes place on 23 June 2016. Stephen Simpson rounds up 12 key European cases that have had a major impact on UK employment law.
Consultant editor Darren Newman explains why an appeal to the Court of Appeal in the commission and holiday pay case of British Gas Trading Ltd v Lock could be a defining point in the relationship between EU and UK law. He also explains why the Government's view is that the Working Time Regulations are capable of being interpreted to comply with the Working Time Directive's requirement that commission should be included in holiday pay calculations.
Updated to include a reference to the Court of Appeal hearing in British Gas Trading Ltd v Lock and another, in which British Gas is appealing the EAT decision that commission can be included in the calculation of holiday pay.
A model letter to inform employees whose contracts of employment state that they are entitled to "20 days' holiday plus bank holidays" of a one-off increase in their annual leave entitlement where your organisation operates a holiday year of 1 April to 31 March.
A worked example setting out how to calculate a full-time worker's accrual of annual leave in the first year of employment, where the worker wishes to take holiday in the second month of employment.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to statutory paid annual leave.